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Post by ZomGhee on Wed 25 Sep 2013, 20:24

Hi again, the previous time I installed sims I had asked whether it was possible to change the language (http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t7445-change-languange-possible-solved)

I tried doing the same now for the expansions I have installed and.. there is practically nothing to be edited. 
No country showing, no SKU no nothing. 


All expansions including base game all show : 

Also, each directory has a "ergc" under it : 

And all of these ergc show something like this :  which I figure is the serial code for each expansion.

Now these only mean 1 thing to me and that is that I messed up! 


Any ideas?
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Re: Registry issuess (about language). [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 25 Sep 2013, 21:10

Hello,

What do you see if you click on the folders with the names of the expansions ? This means, don't click on "ergc".

So if you for example click on "The Sims 3 Island Paradise", you should see an entry called "Locale". Double-click on it and change the value to el-GR. (Greek) And do that with the base game and all expansions you installed.

And normally, that should do, but please let us know.

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If there is really nothing there, what language shows up in your game ? If you really want to change it, you may have to re-install everything again, and choose the right language from the beginning...

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Re: Registry issuess (about language). [SOLVED]

Post by ZomGhee on Wed 25 Sep 2013, 22:20

Dear Carlos, like I said above ALL expansions and base game show the same thing. 

No Locale no country showing and no SKU either, only that 1 line and nothing else.
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 25 Sep 2013, 22:25

ZomGhee wrote:Dear Carlos, like I said above ALL expansions and base game show the same thing. 

No Locale no country showing and no SKU either, only that 1 line and nothing else.

Alright, I just wanted to be 100% sure I understood you correctly. But like I said then, if you really want to change the language, then you might have to re-install all the games, and choose your preferred language then (unless someone else has a better idea).

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Re: Registry issuess (about language). [SOLVED]

Post by J.T. on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 03:25

ZomGhee wrote:Dear Carlos, like I said above ALL expansions and base game show the same thing. 

No Locale no country showing and no SKU either, only that 1 line and nothing else.
Hello,

The reason why they were not shown is that you didn't run the registry editor as administrator. This sometimes happens to me too, when the pop-up asking you to run as administrator disappears.

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Re: Registry issuess (about language). [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 03:39

ZomGhee wrote:Dear Carlos, like I said above ALL expansions and base game show the same thing. 

No Locale no country showing and no SKU either, only that 1 line and nothing else.
cat2006house wrote:Hello,

The reason why they were not shown is that you didn't run the registry editor as administrator. This sometimes happens to me too, when the pop-up asking you to run as administrator disappears.

If THAT is really the problem..then I haven't thought about it - because I changed my "User account type" long ago already. So basically everything I do on my computer is done with Admin privileges.

To avoid future complications, open the "Start" menu, then go to Control panel/User accounts/User accounts/Change your account type and then choose "Administrator". And normally that should do.

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Hm, I just ran the computer on another account, without Admin privileges. And the registry entries do show up with me, but maybe there are other reasons for that problem here...







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Re: Registry issuess (about language). [SOLVED]

Post by J.T. on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 04:31

Carlos G. wrote:
Hm, I just ran the computer on another account, without Admin privileges. And the registry entries do show up with me, but maybe there are other reasons for that problem here...
I had this problem previously without pop-ups. But when I chose to run it as administrator, the locale and the country did show up.

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Re: Registry issuess (about language). [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 04:39

cat2006house wrote:I had this problem previously without pop-ups. But when I chose to run it as administrator, the locale and the country did show up.

You can actually turn off these "pop-ups". Control panel/User accounts/User accounts/Change User account control settings. Then choose "never notify me"; don't know if that's what you mean though.

But whether you actually get these "pop-ups" or not, you can still run the computer on an Admin account; these things seem to be independent of each other.

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Re: Registry issuess (about language). [SOLVED]

Post by ZomGhee on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 08:42

cat2006house wrote:
ZomGhee wrote:Dear Carlos, like I said above ALL expansions and base game show the same thing. 

No Locale no country showing and no SKU either, only that 1 line and nothing else.
Hello,

The reason why they were not shown is that you didn't run the registry editor as administrator. This sometimes happens to me too, when the pop-up asking you to run as administrator disappears.
My account is the administrative account of the computer. 
And I did , no change.
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Re: Registry issuess (about language). [SOLVED]

Post by J.T. on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 08:47

Hey there,

I think you have gone through the wrong registry. You should

go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> Sims if your pc is 32-bit. Don't expand the folder Electronic Arts!

go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> Wow6432Node >> Sims if your pc is 64-bit. Again not the folder "Electronic Arts".

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Re: Registry issuess (about language). [SOLVED]

Post by ZomGhee on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 09:49

cat2006house wrote:Hey there,

I think you have gone through the wrong registry. You should

go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> Sims if your pc is 32-bit. Don't expand the folder Electronic Arts!

go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> Wow6432Node >> Sims if your pc is 64-bit. Again not the folder "Electronic Arts".
Oops, stupid me. Will give it a go!
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Re: Registry issuess (about language). [SOLVED]

Post by ZomGhee on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 10:16

Thank you again for your assistance, my Game and all the expansions are in English.

For some weird reason when I edit the locale REG_SZ to en-UK my game kept crashing. 

So I had to use the en-US instead . Not that I mind I just found it weird.
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Post by Shamrock on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 11:04

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Re: Registry issuess (about language). [SOLVED]

Post by ZomGhee on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 12:18

Shamrock wrote:Anything else we can help you with?
You can close this thread as I fixed it thanks to your help. 
I do have another thread open cause I am still downloading expansions and when I'm done I'll update it. Thanks!
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Post by J.T. on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 12:21

Sure, please inform us about that!
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Re: Registry issuess (about language). [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 17:38

cat2006house wrote:Hey there,

I think you have gone through the wrong registry. You should

go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> Sims if your pc is 32-bit. Don't expand the folder Electronic Arts!

go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> Wow6432Node >> Sims if your pc is 64-bit. Again not the folder "Electronic Arts".

Just for the record, this is in so far interesting as there is no "
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> Sims" location, if you have a 64-bit system, actually. There is only the "Wow6432Node"-thing...

But it's good that the topic creator still managed to solve the problem in the end. Very Happy 

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Re: Registry issuess (about language). [SOLVED]

Post by J.T. on Fri 27 Sep 2013, 04:47

Carlos G. wrote:
cat2006house wrote:Hey there,

I think you have gone through the wrong registry. You should

go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> Sims if your pc is 32-bit. Don't expand the folder Electronic Arts!

go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> Wow6432Node >> Sims if your pc is 64-bit. Again not the folder "Electronic Arts".

Just for the record, this is in so far interesting as there is no "
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> Sims" location, if you have a 64-bit system, actually. There is only the "Wow6432Node"-thing...

But it's good that the topic creator still managed to solve the problem in the end. Very Happy 
Carlos, I think I have said if your pc is 32-bit, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> Sims.

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